The item was an excerpt from a 2001 book published in Yaoundé by Daniel Ebalé Angounou, a former government informant, alleging that late President Ahmadou Ahidjo’s handover of power to Biya in 1982 was linked to sexual relations between the two. The item was part of a series of special reports on the 20th anniversary of Ahidjo’s death in exile, which was widely covered by the local press.
lawyer Jean-Marie Ngoua told CPJ that Talla could be formally charged under
“Jean-Bosco Talla should not be imprisoned for quoting a
book,” said CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney. “We urge authorities in
Germinal editor-in-chief Duke Atangana Etotogo told CPJ that police lured Talla with a phone call from a
purported source who wanted to meet him. Talla, who has faced arrest
over his investigations into the private wealth of Biya and other dignitaries,
is the second journalist now in custody for his work in